Bureau of Meteorology of Australia: La Niña continues to weaken in tropical Pacific

Bureau of Meteorology of Australia: La Niña continues to weaken in tropical Pacific

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2 March 2011
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The La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean continues to weaken after reaching peak intensity in early January. Pacific Ocean temperatures along the equator, particularly those below the surface, have warmed over the past month. This warming has markedly reduced the strength and volume of the cool water that has been present during the previous nine months. Current observations in the Pacific Ocean are consistent with the breakdown phase of La Niña events.>>Full text

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